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Old 02-08-2009, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bunged up my MPGuino >.<

I was all set to make a video about how to install the 'Guino in a Taurus. Then mine started acting funny. It would repeatedly reboot, then it started freezing, and then it completely quit working (while I was showing it off to my geek friends, no less). I discovered the solder connections on the yellow capacitor and the tan ceramic capacitor (between the USB and ATMega chips) were bad. I fixed the connections, but the MPGuino still does absolutely nothing when plugged in. System Profiler does, however, recognize when the MPGunio is plugged into my Macintosh.

Did I fry my ATMega? Could I have toasted the tan ceramic capacitor when re-soldering?

Any help is appreciated.

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